Action Coalition for Media Education
Action Coalition for Media Education is focused on issues of media literacy education as well as issues of media reform. Visit their website to learn more about their activities and resources.

Center For Media Literacy
Center for Media Literacy provides educational resources both nationally and internationally. Their five key questions can serve as a framework for media deconstruction activities.

Columbia Journalism Review
If you’re interested in learning what firms/organizations major media companies own, check out Columbia Journalism Review. This site is a guide to and also provides a list of articles about media ownership.

Commercial Alert
Commercial Alert is dedicated to critically examining commercial culture, focusing on government, education, culture, and health. It includes news releases and articles that focus on a variety of different issues affecting adults and children.

Consortium of Media Literacy
The Consortium for Media Literacy is a project of International Humanities Center, Inc. The five key questions developed by the Center for Media Literacy provide an important framework for the Consortium’s work. The Consortium focuses on a variety of topical areas including nutrition education, violence prevention and gender representation.

Duke University Digital Collection
If you’re interested in an archive of vintage TV commercials, you’ll want to visit Duke University's Digital Collection.

Just Think
Just Think provides resources for teachers such as Flipping the Script. This curriculum resource is designed to help educators teach media literacy concepts and media production skills around the exciting and engaging theme of Hip-Hop culture and music.

Kaiser Family Foundation
The study Generation M: Media in the Lives of 8-18 Year-olds investigated media use among a sample of more than 2,000 3rd -12th graders. The results of this study provide a variety of information about adolescents and the media, statistics about time spent using media, the influence of bedroom and household media environment, demographic differences in media use, and parental rules about media use.

An Introduction to Media Literacy: The What, Whys, and How-To’s
An Introduction to Media Literacy: The What, Whys, and How-To’s includes a variety of information about media literacy, including a definition and explanation of media literacy, who teaches media literacy, approaches to media literacy, and some principles of media literacy.

Media Awareness Network
Media Awareness Network developed by our Canadian neighbors is an invaluable resource for both teachers and parents interested in media literacy education. Lessons, activities, and resources are available on a variety of media issues, searchable by grade level and subject heading.

Media Education Lab
Media Education Lab located at Temple University provides the My Pop Studio, an online game for media literacy, and other resources that you may find of interest as you further explore the use of media literacy education in your classroom.

Medialiteracy Clearinghouse
Medialiteracy Clearinghouse offers a wide range of material about media for K-12 teachers. The resources on this site may help you generate many new ideas about ways to integrate media literacy education into your classroom. The materials are catalogued by topic for your convenience.

Media Literacy Project
Media Literacy Project (formerly known as the New Mexico Media Literacy Project) provides a variety of resources for those interested in teaching media literacy education. For example there is a gallery dedicated specifically to the deconstruction of media that you may find very useful.

Media Literacy Research Summit
In 2007 the first research summit in media literacy education was convened in this country. While the field of media literacy research is still relatively new, exciting research efforts are already being reported from across the country. Research, for example by Erica Austin and Bruce Pinkleton, Washington State University, is indicating the significant impact media literacy can have on the area of sexual health education.

Memefilms, an organization dedicated to promoting media literacy, features a range of teen-generated film concerning media literacy education and its importance. Your students may be interested in hearing and seeing how other teens describe their views about media literacy as it relates to a range of topics.

National Association for Media Literacy Education (NAMLE)
The National Association for Media Literacy Education (NAMLE) focuses on providing updated media literacy education information and resources for teachers. Among its offerings are the Core Principles of Media Literacy Education, an online journal and the Marketplace, an online store where you’ll find a vast collection of media literacy books, and other resources available for purchase.

National Telemedia Council
The National Telemedia Council has a proud history of promoting media literacy education in the United States for five decades. A major ongoing endeavor for which they have become known is their Journal of Media Literacy which they have been producing since 1953. Each issue of the Journal contains articles addressing issues of concern to teachers as well as others working in the field of media literacy education.

PBS Teachers: Media Literacy
PBS Teachers: Media Literacy provides resources for teachers and parents. These include quizzes on media consumption, trends, and legislation, as well as links to research, resources, and activities on a variety of subjects.

Project Look Sharp
Project Look Sharp is a media literacy initiative of Ithaca College providing a variety of resources for those seeking to integrate media literacy education into the classroom curriculum. Project Look Sharp offers several curriculum resources for middle and high school classes.

Teen Health and the Media
Teen Health and the Media is a website dedicated to examining teen health issues from a media literacy perspective. This website focuses on health issues from tobacco, alcohol and other drugs to teen sexuality and issues of body image and nutrition. The site provides media challenges for use in a classroom along with other resources to help teachers address each of the health concerns it examines.

Teen Aware Sex, Media & You
Teen Aware Sex, Media & You contains a wealth of media literacy-based lesson plans and other resources focused on teen sexuality and teen pregnancy prevention. The site was created with an abstinence education focus during the years of Washington’s Teen Aware Project funded in large part with federal abstinence education funding. In 2007 the Washington State legislature passed the Healthy Youth Act and made comprehensive education mandatory in its classrooms. The site also contains an archive of teen produced video created during the years of the Teen Aware Project.

The Media Education Foundation
MEF is an excellent resource for educational programs on media literacy and social issues. In addition, this website includes short clips from many videos. Topics include health and body, gender and race, and commercialism and politics. Study guides for teachers and students are available online for most of the Foundation’s films.

The Merchants of Cool
This Frontline program, The Merchants of Cool, offers a “report on the creators and marketers of popular culture for teenagers.” Presented by PBS, the 53-minute program has been divided into segments that can be viewed online.